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The Week Ahead: End of Term & Independent Panel Report on Public Protector

15 Mar 2021 (1 year, 5 months ago)

end of term and independt panel on PP

The constituency period beckons, with MPs due to sign off at the end of the week and resume on 4 May 2021.

Not everyone will be on a break though. A few committees, with urgent business, have arranged meetings during this period.

There is no opportunity to go through the ...

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The Week Ahead: Debates, Legislation, Question Session & More

28 Nov 2016 (5 years, 8 months ago)

It's the penultimate week of the parliamentary year and the National Assembly chamber has scheduled a broad programme as it rushes to finalise all urgent business.

The rules make provision for an MP to request the Speaker to place a matter of public importance on the Order Paper for discussion. ...

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Editorial: SA is courting abuse

23 Nov 2016 (5 years, 8 months ago)

Increasingly, the courts are being called on to settle disputes that should be dealt with by other constitutional or political institutions.

zuma Jacob Zuma. Picture: REUTERS/Rogan Ward

SA is awash with court cases between political actors. Hardly a week goes by without a civil society organisation or a political party approaching ...

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Today’s no-confidence vote will either be a display of conscience or terror

10 Nov 2016 (5 years, 9 months ago)

By Mondli Makhanya

“Your conscience will not guide you, but ANC branches will.”

Those words were said by Water and Sanitation minister and senior ANC leader Nomvula Mokonyane last weekend, urging President Jacob Zuma to stand firm in the face of calls for him to do the right thing.

Conscience ...

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The Week Ahead: Motion of No Confidence, Question Time & Legislation top the agenda

7 Nov 2016 (5 years, 9 months ago)

There's both high policy and low politics on display in the main chambers this week, with appearances by the deputy president and ministers in the economic cluster (combining both of the above, no doubt).

Beyond this, the DA's motion of no confidence in President Jacob Zuma is scheduled for Thursday. ...

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The Week Ahead: ICC Withdrawal, MTBPS Hearings, Legislation….

31 Oct 2016 (5 years, 9 months ago)

There's a broad and busy flavour to this week's parliamentary business in the main chambers - it includes oral questions to the executive, ministerial and members’ statements, notice of motions, statutory appointments, a debate, and the processing of assorted bills, statutory instruments and committee reports.

The main plenary highlight in ...

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The Week Ahead: Two Inquiries & Taking Parliament to the People top the agenda

17 Oct 2016 (5 years, 10 months ago)

It's another low key week in the National Assembly main chamber with no sittings scheduled. All the parliamentary action will take place in the committee corridor where the schedule is full.

We will see not one, but two parliamentary inquiries this week. First, the Portfolio Committee on Police will begin ...

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Infographic: Public Protector Candidates

22 Aug 2016 (5 years, 11 months ago)

In its meetings since June 2016, the Ad Hoc Committee on the Appointment of the Public Protector has now selected the final 5 candidates to be considered. The Chairperson attributed the unprecedented number of nominations (73) to the level of public awareness and participation. Of those nominations, 59 candidates accepted ...

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The Week Ahead: Public Protector Recommendation, Ministerial Question Time, Debates…

22 Aug 2016 (5 years, 11 months ago)

It's a busy week in the main chambers and committee corridor. Everything from Ministerial question time, to debates of public importance, to statutory appointments, to legislative business, to motions and members' statements dominate the plenary agenda. Beyond this, Parliament has scheduled a joint sitting on Thursday to mark Women's Day. ...

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Third Term Begins....

12 Aug 2016 (6 years ago)

After the dizzying and all-consuming election cycle, MPs head back to Parliament next week for the third term. This session runs for 8 weeks and will be packed with activities. Some of the highlights include committee, oversight and legislative work.

In this preview we unpack some of the issues that ...

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